The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Close-helmet
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1520
  • Iron or steel, fluted
  • Weight: 2.59 kg
  • A159
  • European Armoury II
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  • Close-helmet, having a flattened, globular skull fully fluted all over, with no medial ridge or comb; small crest-hole and four pairs of holes for lacing the lining; pointed visor in one piece with horizontal sights, slits and holes for ventilation; small hole on the right side, perhaps for a lifting-peg (missing), but no catch to keep the visor down; chin-piece of one plate pivoted at the same points as the visor, with a spring-catch on the right side; neck-guard of three lames fluted like the skull, with turned-up edges.